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Via Dean Eckles on Twitter. We have this from Vox:
Have a great Labor Day! And thanks for keeping this blog alive.
Posted on Aug 28, 2014 at 10:56 AM | Permalink
This hits the whole Trifecta.
1) The Question: what diseases have received donations vs how many people die from said disease doesn't seem to have any actual bearing on the issue. What would funding accomplish for each issue? What are the factors involved in a "cure" for each issue? Etc.
2) The Data: the data is suspect here too. We have a single year cited for the deaths variable. We have no years cited for the money raised variable.
We have a single charity or organization listed for each 'disease', with no indication of what percentage of total fund raising is covered by the listed amount.
3) The visualization is simply terrible. What little sense of the correlation between the money raised and the people killed by each issue comes only after studying the chart for a while.
A simple scatter plot would visualize this data much better,if it were the right data to visualize in the first place.
Sep 02, 2014 at 12:20 PM
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